Monday, October 31, 2016

Colored Pencil Burnout?!

 Don't get me wrong... I love my colored pencils as much as the next artist, but I get tired of EVERY adult coloring book ONLY being able to handle a dry media. If you feel the same way and are throwing your pencils against the wall, this may be the perfect coloring book for you!
Printed on heavier paper with the part to be colored only on 1 side of each page with a Bible verse or quote on the other side without a pattern to color, you can use your favorite markers, a light watercolor wash, and if you don't mind buckling paper, you could probably go full-blown watercolor on this without too many problems, although I wouldn't. The pages are also perforated and come out of the book neatly if you'd like to have more space to work with your coloring or want to frame a particularly special one;)
Everything Beautiful is touted as a 'coloring book for inspiration and reflection' and is categorized as 'Religious/Inspirational.' Regardless of whether or not you're religious, almost everyone will find the simple, almost folk like patterns a delight to color. The overall feel of this book is calm, inspiring, and a quiet peace. 
I've light-washed one page in watercolors with a monochromatic theme and found that these pages are perfect for such exercises as the pages aren't full of the mindless, repetitive patterns of mandalas and the like. They also offer larger motifs for those who get tired of the feeling of pointillism coloring. 
This is a well made, and lovely book for anyone who enjoys painless creativity, or a short break from the meticulous. Definitely a great gift!


*I did receive this copy for free in exchange to be able to offer an honest review;) Thank you!